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  • Arbitrator could hear Livingston debris claims

    October 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish will seek arbitration after an audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of millions of dollars for Hurricane Gustav debris removal found the agency failed to meet its deadlines in responding to the parish's appeals. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of... more »
  • Cassidy: FEMA should reinvestigate Livingston damage

    February 25, 2013 7:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
  • 2 businessmen charged with Katrina kickback scheme

    January 24, 2013 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two businessmen have been charged with engaging in a kickback scheme involving a Hurricane Katrina debris removal contract administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. A one-count indictment Thursday charges 51-year-old Anthony Penn, of New Orleans, and 52-year-old Kenneth Johnson Sr., of Atlanta, with conspiring to defraud... more »
  • Louisiana gets $3.5M for highway debris removal

    September 6, 2012 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Louisiana a $3.5 million grant to help remove debris from highways and repair roads affected by Hurricane Isaac. U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter announced the grant Wednesday. The money is from DOT's Emergency Relief Grant Program. ... more »
  • Ricks: Could be a few days before debris removal begins

    September 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said today it could take a few more days to complete plans for debris removal after Hurricane Isaac. Ricks told News 2 it's taking some time because the parish is trying to avoid many of the problems they faced after Hurricane Gustav... more »
  • Livi Parish pres. given deadline to pay contractor Play Video

    June 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Council told President Layton Ricks to pay contractor C-Del, despite objections from some. It is part of ongoing controversy concerning debris removal after Hurricane Gustav in 2008. C-Del owner Corey Delahoussaye was the environmental consultant for former President Mike Grimmer. The parish delayed paying... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Tropical Storm Lee aid

    November 18, 2011 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Local government agencies, school districts and nonprofit organizations seeking FEMA disaster aid to help cover emergency work and damage repair from Tropical Storm Lee have one more week to submit their requests. FEMA said Friday that the deadline to apply is Nov. 27. Public... more »
  • Tropical Storm Lee debris removal

    September 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials want residents with debris from Tropical Storm Lee to separate it into three piles. Crews will pick up storm damage divided into vegetation, white goods and construction and demolition. Vegetation consists of natural debris, shrubs, tree limbs, etc. White goods are appliances and... more »
  • State Auditor investigates hurricane clean-up in Livingston Parish

    May 3, 2010 5:03 PM

    Possible ethics violations loom for 2 Livingston Parish council members involving Hurricane Gustav clean-up. A State Auditor's report released today also highlights possible double-dipping by a parish employee. Parish Officials asked the State Auditor's office to investigate clean-up costs. In the massive report are 3 major findings. They include:... more »
  • State Auditor looks at hurricane clean-up in Livingston Parish

    May 3, 2010 12:42 PM

    The State Legislative Auditor was asked by Livingston Parish officials to examine clean-up methods following Hurricane Gustav. The findings were released today. Compiling the report included taking a look at debris contracts, work done and evidence to back it up. Three major findings: lack of evidence, possible ethics... more »
  • Workers touring Livingston waterways

    August 12, 2009 10:09 AM

    The Army Corps of Engineers could lift the cease and desist order on debris removal in Livingston Parish. Today, workers are touring canals and waterways throughout the parish. more »

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